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Old 01-31-2009, 11:45 AM   #1
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I have a 30 year old kitchen floor covered with linoleum that has been gouged, dented and discolored from heavy use. I would prefer to avoid the cost of applying a new floor covering at this time but I would like to clean it up a bit. What do you think about covering it with a satin finish latex floor paint? Thanks for your comments!

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Old 01-31-2009, 12:34 PM   #2
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Ayuh,...

Any imperfections that can be seen Now, will be More visable after it's painted....

It might look Ok for a short time, but it Won't last very long...

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There are precious few coatings that even have a chance (and a very small "maybe" chance at that) of sticking to actual linoleum
And, as mentioned, even if it sticks (again, very unlikely), "paint colors, it doesn't fill"
And the nice semi-shiny satin finish of most "Porch And Floor" type enamels would actually accentuate any gouges and dents
And in addition, if (pretty much "when") it fails, it really makes a huge, huge, mess that requires a boatload more work to fix
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Even if you are lucky enough to find a paint that will stick to linoleum, one you put it down and then apply pressure to it (like walking on it) the layer of paint on top will flex with the softer linoluemn underneath, and crack.

Not a pretty sight...
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Even if you are lucky enough to find a paint that will stick to linoleum,

Let alone the YEARS of wax buildup that would HAVE to be removed first!
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Thanks for the input! It was wishful thinking, of course. I just wanted to avoid the expense! Thanks to all.
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It's really not that hard of a job to replace a floor and you will be much happier that you did.

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